Joey Carbery kicks Munster into play-offs after 9-7 win over Exeter

Joey Carbery kicked all the points for Munster
Joey Carbery kicked all the points for Munster

Munster 9-7 Exeter Chiefs, Thomond Park

Munster managed to sneak past Exeter Chiefs with a thrilling 9-7 victory at Thomond Park as they reached the quarter-final of the Heineken Champions Cup.

The Irish side will now take on Edinburgh in the knock-out game in an away fixture while the defeat has ended Exeter's European campaign. This is also Munster's 12th continuous European win at home.

Carberry kick started the proceedings with a 7th minute penalty goal but the Chiefs seized the lead back when Don Armand dived over the line in the 13th minute followed by a conversion from Joe Simmonds to make the scoreline 3-7.

With his second penalty kick in the 23rd minute, Carberry reduced the arrears to one point as the game headed into the half time.

Tadhg Beirne, who was instrumental for Munster in breakdowns had to leave the field with an injury in the 67th minute and as the match headed into the final 10 minutes, the home side were in danger of missing out after trailing by one point.

However, Carberry held his nerve and kicked the decisive penalty goal in the 73rd minute to get Munster over the winning line and more importantly to the next round.


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